RNAi can be a powerful tool, says Keith Robison, but bad papers are still out there because the methodologies were not completely refined. At Omics! Omics!, he rounds up two papers that analyze RNAi data. One focuses on noise and the other take looks at genome-wide data.

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The London School of Economics' Daniele Fanelli argues at the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that the reproducibility crisis in science isn't as dire as some say.

A team of researchers in Portugal has examined the genomic basis for racing pigeons' athleticism and navigational skills, finding it's likely polygenic.

Wired reports that diagnostic firms continue to seek, post-Theranos, the ability to diagnose diseases from small amounts of blood.

In Science this week: analysis of DNA from ancient North Africans, and more.